Following last months's Album Club #1, This Is Not Happening returns to our traditional format. In part 1, we deep dive into an album that one of us has selected. In Part 2 we play 'Spin It or Bin It?' where we judge each others track selections of great new music from 2022.
Part 1 - Album of the Month
This month it's Guy's choice, Small World the new album by Metronomy. Spoiler Alert - Metronomy are one of Guy's favourite bands. We discuss our expectations, reactions, reflections, dynamics in the band and if every album being released at the moment is in some way a 'lockdown album'.
Some interesting 'bits' to check out;
Part 2 - 'Spin it' or 'Bin it?'
In the second part of this episode we get stuck into the MASSIVE amount of great music that has been released in 2022. We all pick a track, introduce our track and ask the others the critical question 'spin it' or 'bin it?' We then decide on a track of the month from the list of 4.
Nolan's track selection is - Pusha T - 'Diet Coke'
David's track selection is - Sasami - 'Call Me Home'
Joey's track selection is - Holodrum - 'Low Light'
Guy's track selection is - Ibibio Sound Machine - 'All That You Want'
A link to a mini-Spotify-playlist of these 4 tracks can be found here.
In order to make our selections, we all create a long list, then shortlist 4 tracks each. The 16 tracks that make up our track shortlists can be found here.
Episode #22 will see us focus on Big Thief's latest release 'Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You' as David's selection for Album of the Month. The theme for Spin It or Bin It is 'Tracks that are not on Spotify'
Other episodes of the pod and 10 years of the blog;
If you enjoyed this episode, please check out the others. If that's not enough for you then there's 10 years worth of music discussion on the blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. So check them out so to see what we like and where we clash, and comment if something catches your eye. We'd love to see what you think.
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